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John Oliver is also over the whole pumpkin spice thing

Pumpkin Spice Lattes, once a distant second to warm apple cider in the nation’s cozy fall beverage consciousness, are having a moment. Now that the excessive love of such has been labeled a defining characteristic of “basic-ness,” pumpkin spice is simultaneously totally uncool and absolutely everywhere (like, for example, in these Oreos) this October. That makes it fertile ground for jokes, like this web-only bit Last Week Tonight With John Oliver released to tide fans over during its weeklong hiatus. This particular takedown isn’t going to fund anyone’s college education, but it will make you feel superior to walking stereotypes who seem to have nothing to do all day but go to yoga and tweet about lattes—a different sort of warm fuzzy feeling.

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